Senior Lecturer visits UCL to talk about Smart Rainwater Harvesting System
Dr Kourosh Behzadian, Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering of the School of Computing and Engineering at University of West London gave a talk about 'Smart Rainwater Harvesting Schemes for improvement of performance in Integrated Urban Water Systems' at UCL Water Group Spring Seminar on June 15. He shared the latest works and experiences related to smart rainwater harvesting systems at the Seminar. More specific details of the talk are as follows:
Rainwater harvesting (RWH) schemes have gained more credibility and popularity in recent times, but its efficient utilisation and larger scale implementation is still a challenging task. This presentation explores the potential of using smart RWH schemes and their impact on the efficiency improvement in integrated urban water systems (UWS).
The multi-purpose RWH tank can mitigate local floods during rainfall events and supply harvested rainwater to non-potable residential water consumption. Optimal design parameters of the smart RWH scheme to achieve the best operational performance of the UWS are also analysed and discussed. The efficiency of the proposed methodology is demonstrated through modelling a real case of integrated UWS in WaterMet2 model.